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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

  • Explore Edinburgh at its most atmospheric on a night tour 
  • Delve into the dark history of Scotland's capital 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people
Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends
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The atmospheric city of Edinburgh is best explored by night, when tales of mystery and murder are at their most frightening. Discover the dark side of Scotland's capital on a historical walking tour that covers Edinburgh’s morbid past. Wind your way through the cobbled streets of Calton Hill, North Bridge, and Canongate cemetery, all of which are inaccessible by coach bus or car, and listen to stories that focus on torture, treason, and death.
What to Expect

Your evening tour begins at a designated meeting point in Edinburgh Old Town. Greet your guide and receive an introduction to the city’s dark history.

Wind your way down the cobbled streets surrounding Calton Hill and North Bridge, beneath which lies the Blair Street Vaults. Discover tales of torture and treason interspersed with stories of pagan festivals and dramatic historical events.

Get acquainted with the deceased residents of Canongate cemetery, and discover the truth behind the gruesome exploits of Burke and Hare, the notorious Edinburgh grave robbers.

Your tour concludes on the Royal Mile.

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent Adam

We were a group of 40 and so they obviousily divided is into two and my wife n i got join with Adam's .. He was the perfect mix of drama, emotion, friendliness, knowledge... never seen such an enthusiasic person who despite his throat affliction...More

Thank Kannan P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice curiosities to know about

Despite we were the whole day walking around and felt exhausted, we found out another way or looking at the history of Edimburg. Beyond the anecdotes of ghosts and spirits, the guide, Maria managed to help us understand how tough life there was 3-4 centuries...More

Thank josemro88
Reviewed 1 week ago
Walking on the Dark Side with Adam

Arriving in Edinburgh, it won’t take long for you to get in touch with its morbid charm (body snatchers, witches, Burke and Hare – rings a bell?). If you want to dive deeper into this side of Edinburgh history, this tour is for you. Our...More

Thank Daniela B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Misleading and pooled with free tours

Firstly, Alasdair the tour guide was excellent and charismatic - no faults there! However, we paid in advance but upon arriving we saw the tour was being advertised as a free tour. We were put together with free admissions and despite paying for a tour...More

Thank Stewart D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
DarkSide Tour

While honeymooning in Scotland my wife and I spent two days in Edinburgh. We are both fascinated by the darker sides of history and true crime in a modern sense. Being able to add another walking tour to our itinerary that encompasses these ideas was...More

Thank haynesmp
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Stewart D
9 June 2018|
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Response from bokoltnow | Reviewed this property |
They are right in front of the Starbucks.
26 May 2018|
Response from HejMej | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Depending on which you have booked between aound 90 and 120 minutes. Add a little time at the end due to the fact the tour usually don't end where it started. Enjoy!
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Ayna L
9 May 2018|
Response from HejMej | Reviewed this property |
This particular one was a bit over an hour. 80 to 90 minutes maybe. The others may be even longer since they have this underground tour.
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